The Occupy Wall Street Crowd/Days of Rage crowd is spreading to other cities around the country (Tulsa? Really?). The numbers of useful idiots are increasing because the high-fame useful idiots (Michael Moore, Susan Saranwrap, and others) are showing up and making it the place "all the cool kids hang out", especially to a generation that values fame above all else.
Look, these folks haven't been shy about what they're up to; they simply want to collapse "the system". Steven Lerner, a VP of SEIU (before "plausible deniability") was caught on tape calling for this last March. Just today, in this video, one of the self-declared organizers said, ‘This Is Revolution Not Reform’ — (and) We Are Anarchists and Revolutionaries,‘This Is the Beginning of a Revolution in This Country’. They published a rambling, barely-coherent manifesto that bounces from:
- They have held students hostage with tens of thousands of
dollars of debt on education, which is itself a human right.
- They have sold our privacy as a commodity.
And for the record, education may well be a human right, but going to college is not. You can educate yourself just fine with a library card, or better yet, your Internet connection. Where did the idea start that if you went to college you were guaranteed a high paying job right out of school? Didn't anyone tell them they need to have a marketable skill? Maybe they should think about such things before they take on that large debt, do you think?
Elsewhere, I've seen the demand for a $20 minimum wage. As long as we're pulling numbers out of our butts, why stop there? Why not $100? Why not $1000? Obviously, Fine Arts majors don't have a real fine grasp of "cause and effect".
These spoiled kids; these well-schooled but oh-so-ignorant protesters are classic examples of what Marx called "useful idiots". The society they are wishing for will crush them like they've never imagined being crushed. College students? Ask the survivors of the Cultural Revolution in China, Fidel Castro's revolution, or the killing fields of Cambodia: the intellectuals are the first ones to be exterminated.
If you haven't read Sultan Knish's take on this, it may be the best word.